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Fatback is a layer of subcutaneous fat taken from under the skin of the back of a domestic pig, with or without the skin (referred to as pork rind).

In cuisine

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Fatback is a preferred fat for various forms of charcuterie, particularly sausages and forcemeat such as quenelles.

In popular culture

The 1954 rhythm and blues song "Fat Back and Corn Liquor" was written by Louisiana songwriter Rudy Toombs and sung by Louis Jordan. It was released by Aladdin Records as the A side of a ten-inch 78rpm record.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "78 RPM Record". 45worlds: 78 RPM. Retrieved 13 November 2016.